The End of a Beautiful Climb – Day 365/365

Today is Day 365/365

So, without further adue, here is the final photograph in this project.

As my title says “The End of a Beautiful Climb”.

Keep reading for the conclusion of this incredible 365 Project…

The End of a Beautiful Climb - Day 365/365

Wow. The end of this amazing 365 project is finally here.

I can still remember the first day and how I just started it without really taking into account what I was starting. About 2 weeks into the 365 project I suddenly realised quite what I had started.

Every day and every photograph has been a challenge, some easier than others. There have been days which felt like a summer breeze, and days which felt like a volcano erupting. But even with those moments of frustration, terrible weather and anything else that got added to the challenge, I still loved it.

Although I probably wouldn’t say so at the time!

Now looking back on it, I don’t regret a single day, a single photograph and I am hugely thankful to the project because it has given me so much more than just 365 photographs.

I have tried so many more things than I would have if I hadn’t done this project.

This 365 project has also been a helping hand in:-

1. Giving me confidence to model for my 2 sisters, Rosanna Bell & Sasha Bell and for myself (self-portraits)

2. Writing a Photography Tips eBook

3. Creating The Bell Sisters with my 2 sisters to share our processing.

4. A feature in EOS MAGAZINE, my favourite photography magazine (see Day 347/365)

5. Having my photography bought as prints.

6. Teaching me more about photography than I could dream of.

7. Introducing me to some incredible photography and photographers worldwide.

8. Giving me inspiration and knowledge for a lifetime.

9. Showing me a world I didn’t really see until I had to look at it critically every day for a year. I now see so much beauty in the small, to the big things.

10. Making me fall in love with photography.

The list could go on and on…

Thank you…

To every friend, photographer and ‘stranger’ who has helped me with this project, thank you.

In particular, a big thank you to my two wonderful sisters who have given me hours, hours and hours of their time to model and help me with this challenge.

And a bigger thank you to my incredible parents, without whom I couldn’t be the person I am today. They constantly support and love me, whatever I choose to do.

Thank you, a thousand times over. 🙂

– Olivia Bell

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About Olivia L'Estrange-Bell

I'm a passionate, focused, hardworking 22yr old. I love what I do - especially photography. I love capturing feelings and sharing them with the world... along with all the other things I do. I never went to school or university - I am entirely selfeducated. Read more here: About Olivia Bell

5 Responses to “The End of a Beautiful Climb – Day 365/365”

  1. Simon Oliver August 4, 2011 10:20 PM #

    Bless you Olivia.Your and your sisters photos have been an insperation to people like me the world over.Its been a joy to follow you along the way.I hope you have something else planed to follow this up.

    Thank you.

  2. Laura Pearl August 5, 2011 7:16 PM #

    Congratulations Olivia! I took a look on deviant or flickr or something everyday to see your latest upload. your photography is such an inspiration to me. you’re such a special photographer because you’re so talented and you found a way to make your photographs popular withou using naked women, which is, unfortunately, the most I can see by looking at popular photographers. you’re so different and it’s a pity that your project is over now. I’m so excited to know if you will do a new one anf if yes what. so please tell us! how could we see the beauty of the world without you, showing us a part of it every day?! 😉

  3. Sidhartha Mandal August 10, 2011 6:24 PM #

    Congratulations Olivia ! You are just one of my inspiration. It is really great achievement to successfully complete 365-project.

  4. Rona Keller August 12, 2011 8:31 PM #

    Congratulations for finishing this project, Olivia! I’ve seen many amazing shots throughout the whole thing and I can’t wait for what you’re going to show us next. 🙂

    • Olivia Bell August 13, 2011 2:24 PM #

      Aw! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Rona! ♥

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